Gilles Deleuze, “Phantasm and Modern Literature,” The Logic of Sense

“There is always another breath in my breath, another thought in my thought, another possession in what I possess, a thousand things and a thousand beings implicated in my complications: every true thought is an aggression. It is not a question of our undergoing influences, but of being ‘insufflations’ and fluctuations, or merging with them. That everything is so ‘complicated,’ that I may be an other, that something else thinks in us in an aggression which is the aggression of thought, in a multiplication which is the multiplication of the body, or in a violence which is the violence of language—this is the joyful message. For we are so sure of living again (without resurrection) only because so many beings and things think in us…”

 (failedprojectsvia heteroglossia)

posted : Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

reblogged from : failed projects

W. S. Di Piero, “Maenad”

—Roman copy of Greek original of
late fifth century b.c.

Before she rolls and stands,
sheets eddied in oyster shell
ridges so sharp around
the deep thighs and bent knee
I could cut myself on them,
her head on the pillow bends
to study what she’s become.
I look down at her
and see antiquity,
a supplicant’s chiton pleats
wilting from the torso,
the slouching god inside her
who melts her bones and shivers
through the stone, down
where ecstasy pulls us
here on the messy bed,
but instead of standing,
her body softens more
while she looks up at me.
"What are you staring at?"

posted : Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

inneroptics:

Ewa Partum

inneroptics:

Ewa Partum

posted : Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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aseaofquotes:

G.K. Chesterton, “Evening”

aseaofquotes:

G.K. Chesterton, “Evening”

posted : Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

reblogged from : A Sea of Quotes

David Byrne, from “How Music Works”

“The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.”

 (avoltairenumbersix via girlfromtralfamadore)

posted : Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

reblogged from : VOLTAIRE NO. 6

posted : Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

reblogged from : it's all fun and games till someone loses an i

“ There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms.

Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

(via larmoyante)

posted : Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

reblogged from : mistaken for vision

“ You have not forgotten to remember;
You have remembered to forget.
But people can forget to forget. That is just as important as remembering to remember—and generally more practical.
Idries Shah, from Reflections (Ishk Book Service, 1983)

(Source: memoryslandscape)

posted : Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

reblogged from : Dis An Dat

(Source: sukideen)

posted : Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

reblogged from : tiny particles of larger loves

legrandcirque:

Ben Shahn, Three Creole Girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, October 1935.
Source: Library of Congress

legrandcirque:

Ben Shahn, Three Creole Girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, October 1935.

Source: Library of Congress

posted : Monday, July 14th, 2014

reblogged from : LUA MATER